Press Release: Performance Works International and Jeremy Blain win 2 major 2021 international awards for their innovative business transformation support, remote training & virtual class solutions

Performance Works is named International Company of the Year (Remote Training and Virtual Classes) and, CEO Jeremy Blain has been named International Gamechanger of the Year for the third year consecutively in the GAMECHANGERS (ACQ5) Global Awards; the oldest and largest program of its kind in the corporate marketplace, globally, and distributed to over 200,000 eligible voters.

These GAMECHANGERS (ACQ5) Global Awards have been celebrating achievement, innovation and brilliance in their annual program, taking the ultimate step in the search for the most outstanding organisations & professionals across the globe and celebrate the best in achievement, ability and performance. Judged on their ability to deliver outstanding returns and to gain strategic advantage, the GAMECHANGERS (ACQ5) Global Awards boasts a legitimately independent nomination process, with all award winners chosen by industry itself.


GAMECHANGERS (ACQ5) Global Awards  – Press Statement, March 2021:

Performance Works International has been singled out for this prestigious global award for its ‘Innovative, creative, practical and action-oriented remote training and virtual classes’, achieving a maximum 5-star rating in all voting categories, ahead of all major international and local training providers.

Performance Work International was praised in particular for how the organisation and CEO, Jeremy Blain, not only created new learning experiences, but refreshed and renewed all the training content and broader learning solutions to be fit for purpose in terms of the evolved knowledge, skills and behaviours required, at all levels, in the modern workplace.

This second consecutive award for Performance Works International within the category is proof of a long term commitment to challenging traditional learning, training and developmental interventions; making them relevant and practical for the 2020s and beyond.

GAMECHANGERS (ACQ5) Global Awards  – Press Statement, March 2021:

Jeremy Blain, CEO of Performance Works International has been named International Gamechanger of the Year, 2021, for the third consecutive year. The first time a hat-trick has been achieved for this category in the 18-year history of the GameChanger Awards.

Jeremy Blain achieved a maximum 5-star rating in all categories for his internationally recognised business transformation expertise; industry leading client implementation approach; and his modern learning solutions supporting digital adoption, workforce shift, leadership development, mastering virtual selling and remote work excellence.

‘Jeremy Blain exemplifies what modern leadership demands; agility to secure the health of the business, digital know-how, a strong human-center, an implementation mindset and being empowering of others.  Jeremy’s proven international track record, his focus on self-improvement and his evolution as an executive leader and board officer for the modern workplace, has set him apart from his peers. This third consecutive award is merited and deserved according to nearly 100,000 of Jeremy’s industry peers’.

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Press Release: Performance Works International wins 2 major 2020 awards for its best in class leadership and management training

London, UK, February 2020 –ACQ5 announces the winners of the 2020 ACQ5 Global Awards.

In 2020 Performance Works International has achieved 5-star ratings across all voting categories and receives two international awards, covering The United Kingdom and South East Asia, to go alongside their two awards scooped up in 2019.

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Jeremy Blain – ACQ5, 5-star rated International GameChanger™ of the year and CEO of Performance Works International responds.

“I am thrilled that Performance Works is recognised once again by our industry peers and the folks at ACQ5 for 2020. We continue to champion the need for upgraded, new and relevant skills for the workplace and workforce challenges of today. The need is now urgent and important; and from what we experience with our clients, it’s critical at leader and manager level, where perhaps the biggest transformation is happening due to the continuing impact of digital, hyper competition, VUCA, the rise of the blended workforce and more…

Jeremy continues…

… We continue to provide leadership, management training and executive coaching that are different, challenging, practical and relevant to the challenges of the 2020s workplace.
We are not afraid to challenge leaders and managers at all levels with the reality of the shift required to compete in this decade and beyond.

There is a fine line between success and failure these days. Those leaders and managers who recognise the need to change, making the mental shift first, are best positioned to successfully implement their plans as they move to action. That is where Performance Works comes in to support the needs at strategic and operational level.

We are delighted to have been recognised once again for our efforts, and thank those who voted for us and the team at ACQ5 for their support and encouragement.”


 As voted for by cross-industry professionals, experts, partners and peers


Announcement from ACQ5 Global awards

The ACQ5 Global Awards, launched in 2005. The main purposes of the award is to focus on organisations and individuals that can demonstrate an ability to deliver services and skills to meet clients’ needs and adapt to market and regulatory conditions and to consider candidates that may not always be global in scale, but are truly world class in the way they are run and in the services they deliver to clients.

Over 100,000 professionals have been nominated for the 2020 awards. ACQ5 Global Awards decisions are firmly based on peer nominations following the receipt of detailed submissions from market participants and extensive year-round research into the markets in all global region. ACQ5 Global Awards cover global categories, best-in-class awards in all regions in over 100 countries around the world.

Says Jake Robson, Group Editor of The ACQ5.

“The 2020 ACQ5 Global Award winners represent the best of breed in all industry sectors and have earned these honours by standing out in a group of very impressive finalists. We are lucky enough to work with some of the most influential and enterprising private organisations in the world and are proud to share their message with our readers. Our awards operate on a legitimately independent nomination process. Our award winners are chosen by our readership


Jake Robson, Group Editor of The ACQ5 continues

“Every year, we seek their assistance of our readers, the industry itself, in recognising industry leaders, eminent individuals, exemplary teams and distinguished businesses, which we believe represent the benchmark of achievement and best practice in a variety of fields – and every year, we turn to them to help as we strive to recognise an ever-widening spectrum of services, markets, industries and organisations that serve our global market place. We believe that by consulting our readers we can better identify the groups that are confronting the issues which face us at this ongoing complex juncture, and our awards will rise above the status of participation certificate and actually be an endorsement of their work.” Robson continued.

ACQ Global Awards’ Objective as Always: To gather quantitative and qualitative information from and about the sector to be able to give a set of “Best of” awards. We founded the ACQ Global Awards program to empower end users to make smarter, more confident decisions.

We would like to congratulate Jeremy Blain and Performance Works International on their continuing journey to provide excellence in consulting, training and executive coaching to leaders and managers globally

To contact Jeremy or Performance works international please visit and complete a web form or simply email to


Award for Company that Transforms Businesses Approach to Technology

During the last quarter of a century that has been my working career, the world of work has changed beyond all recognition. This may be difficult for our younger readers to imagine but when I started my working life on a small regional newspaper in the Midlands the internet simply didn’t exist or certainly wasn’t something used by the general public. For us in our office the height of modern technology was a fax machine which at the time we were very proud of. Fast forward twenty five years and what a different world we live in.

One example I can give based on my own working experience in the publishing world is the fact that the print media is now dying a slow death. In years gone by in would have been impossible to imagine institutions of the UK publishing industry like Auto Trader and The Yellow Pages no longer printing but they are all no longer available in print format and now only available in digital form. I suppose what I’m trying to say is that in the modern digital age if you run a business you need to adapt and embrace modern technology or face falling behind your competitors and in the long term quite simply you cannot survive.

Everything from the way we shop to the way we communicate with each other has changed and the pace of that change has been dramatic. Whilst it’s impossible to predict the future, one thing we can be relatively sure of is that technology is going to continue to change our lives in the future. As a business owner what do you do and how do you prepare your organisation to take full advantage of the opportunities new technology will bring. Savvy business owners recruit the help of experts and when it comes to preparing you and the workforce for future opportunities in the digital age then multi award winning Performance Works are the go to people to help your business not only survive but actually thrive.

Performance Works International is an organisation whose focus is to get organisations, leaders and managers ready for the future now. They do this by building new professional and personal skills, delivered through consulting, training and other developmental interventions, growing individuals and positively impacting performance. In this age of disruption and constant change leaders need to navigate the future to remain competitive. They need to be innovative and reshape their business and organisational culture in an increasingly digitised world. Providing leaders with the right tools and guidance to achieve success within their respective industry is all important and this is where Performance Works are the industry leaders.

Founder and CEO Jeremy Blain reflecting on the success of Performance Works says, “Here at Performance Works International we are building on digital transformation and reinforcing the need for whole business model transformation. By helping leaders and managers to fully understand each component, operationally we offer something that has not been done effectively until now. We do this through intensive research, action oriented tools and consulting, including brand new models to guide organisations as they steer their businesses through the choppy waters of transformation. As a result our clients value Performance Works for its customer centricity, its strategic knowledge leadership and its operational know how in terms of rapid implementation, execution of initiatives and the deployment of global experts where they are needed the most to drive results.”

We first came across Performance Works when we read about them picking up an Award for Digital Transformation Consulting in Acquisition International’s prestigious Global Excellence Awards. Having looked into Performance Works it’s hard not to be impressed by their refreshing approach and the real difference they have made to so many organisations, equipping them with the tools they need to succeed in the competitive world of modern business. It is with this in mind that South East Star have awarded Performance works with one of our 2019 Awards of Excellence. The award is well deserved recognition for the groundbreaking work they are doing preparing businesses to deal with the challenges they face in the digital age.

In terms of future outlook they remain as committed as ever to helping evolve how businesses and business leaders operate. They have several speaking engagements and webinars around the world in the pipeline, supporting this and 2 hour- 2 day leadership team sessions to introduce the ‘what’ and the ‘how’ as a catalyst to fast track the process. For more information on Performance Works International or any of the services that they provide please visit or telephone 07483 272471.